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Published on January 1, 2008

Global Trends in Petrochemical Tire Raw Materials

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Date Published January 1, 2008
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This Report has been authored by:William Hyde at Chemical Market Associates Inc. #with# Kristin Holmquist at Chemical Market Associates Inc.

In recent months, the tire industry has experienced unprecedented price increases combined with feedstock shortages. These market dynamics are driven by forces outside the influence, let alone control, of the tire market. What is behind the current supply shortages and when will they end? When will prices drop, and how much relief should I expect?